Ulysses S. Washington

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Ulysses S. Washington
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1920-07-16) July 16, 1920 (age 97)
Playing career
1939?–1942? Virginia State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1964 Delaware State (assistant)
1965–1966 Delaware State
1967 Delaware State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 7–10

Ulysses S. Washington (born July 16, 1920)[1] is a former American college football player and coach. He was also a long-time educator at Delaware State University.

Washington attended Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia and played on the football team. After that, he earned a master's degree at Rutgers University and began his teaching career as an assistant professor of agriculture education and farm mechanics in 1949 at Delaware State University. In 1950, Washington became an assistant coach for the Hornets football program and served at this capacity through 1964. He spent 1965 and 1966 as the head coach and compiled a record of 7–10–0. Washington returned for one more season to once again serve as an assistant coach.

In 1971, Washington became chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a position which he held until his retirement at the end of the 1990–91 academic year.

Ulysses S. Washington was the first person in his family to graduate from college and is the father of Ukee Washington, a television news anchor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Delaware State Hornets (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1965–1966)
1965 Delaware State 4–5
1966 Delaware State 3–5
Total: 7–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ Washington, Ulysses S. "United States Public Records Inde". familysearch.org.